Catalysis Letters

, Volume 145, Issue 7, pp 1510–1513 | Cite as

Enzymatic Catalysis in Melted Polymer as Green and Reusable Solvent

  • Xiaoling Wu
  • Jun Ge


In this study the first example of enzymatic catalysis in melted polymer, Polywax, at 90 °C was demonstrated by lipase-catalyzed synthesis of cinnamyl laurate. This study shows that Polywax is a promising green and reusable polymer solvent for enzymatic catalysis.

Graphical Abstract

An enzymatic catalysis was achieved in the melted polymer, Polywax, which serves as a green and reusable solvent.


Enzymatic catalysis Green chemistry Enzymes Lipase 



This work was supported by the National High Technology Research and Development Program (“863” Program) of China (2014AA020507), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21206082), Beijing Natural Science Foundation (2144050), Tsinghua University Initiative Scientific Research Program (20131089191) and Doctoral Fund of Ministry of Education of China (20120002120046).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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